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Key Questions: following up the Home Care Commission

February 25, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

In Key to Care, we recommended that councils look at their commissioning practice and implement more user focused services using outcomes rather than time and task. A county council invited us in yesterday to talk about Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce and to facilitate a conversation between…


Manchester town hall, devolution

A healthy development in Manchester

February 25, 2015 by Jonathan Carr-West

A more decentralised politics and economy are not just a nice to have alongside core political objectives like growth and public service reform; they are how you achieve those objectives.


piles of coins, money, finance

Test tubes, evidence, innovation, policy, science

Evidence for change

January 29, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

Local government needs radical change - but too often innovation stalls at the demand for evidence. How can we build evidence into the innovation cycle?


Lightbulb, idea, innovation

chicken, rooster

Technology, wires, digital, social media

flowers, growth, wall, garden

Building: A role for local government?

January 20, 2015 by Andrew Walker

If "the state no longer builds", what's the real role of local government in ensuring there's enough homes in their community?


Old books on shelf, library, reading

The future of libraries

January 15, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

A new report has launched on the future of libraries. A new beginning or another dusty old tome?


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